So sayeth the vaunted Steve Schmidt.
Which revealeth a mouthful.
Romney is in an "ideological contest against Republicans" -- members of his own party, remember -- because he's not much of a Republican. It boils down to this: They're conservatives. He's not.
So, isn't an "ideological contest" the natural outcome? And, of course, it's a "difficult fight" for Romney. And for "a lot of reasons".
So, what did Steve Schmidt and the GOP establishment expect when they tried to foist Romney on the base? Simple submission? Or abject obeisance?
May the world be rid of Beltway Republicans...
Steve Schmidt..the Bullet, who made a complete mess of the McCain campaign. Now there’s an authority!